February 27, 2024 Special Dispatch No. 11152

Official Afghan Taliban Website, In Article Titled 'Satanic Triangle Of ISIS, Israel, And NRF [National Resistance Front]': 'Engaging In Jihad And Combatting This Satanic Triangle While Neutralizing Their Deceitful Plots Is An Obligatory... Duty'

February 27, 2024
Afghanistan | Special Dispatch No. 11152

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In the aftermath of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, i.e., the Afghan Taliban) taking control of Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, the National Resistance Front (NRF), led by Ahmad Massoud, son of the legendary Afghan politician and military commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, emerged as the lead resistance group fighting the Taliban.[1]

In an article, titled "Satanic Triangle of ISIS, Israel, and NRF," and published on one of its official websites, IEA, which has been facing tough resistance from the Islamic State (ISIS) and NRF, argues that ISIS, Israel, and the NRF work together in a "satanic triangle." Taliban writer Sais Saidi wrote the article.

"The verses of the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, address the issue of Jews, Khawarij,[2] and rebels," Saidi writes. He also asserts Ahmad Massoud once sought help from Israel against the Taliban, though Massoud denied this claim.

Following is the original English of the article:

"There Exist Numerous Pieces Of Evidence And Documents That Point To The Collaboration Between" ISIS And NRF

"Both ISIS (also known as Daesh) and the rebellion front (NRF), without hesitation, employ various deceptive tactics to undermine the Islamic government in Afghanistan. There exist numerous pieces of evidence and documents that point to the collaboration between these two entities, which are considered enemies of the Islamic world. They operate under the guise of Islamic attire and appearance but allegedly follow Israeli directives, which is working to discredit and divide the Muslim Ummah.

"In the early stages of the rebellion front's emergence, officials and high-ranking individuals associated with the group made statements suggesting shared goals and aspirations with ISIS, including their desire for control over Khurasan [Afghanistan] and the overthrow of the Islamic Emirate government. They questioned why they wouldn't  collaborate and fight together for these objectives.

"Both of these notorious groups, seemingly influenced by Jewish ideology and nurtured within the context of Judaism in Israel, receive financial support from the same source. On multiple occasions, they have expressed joy over each other's barbaric operations against the Afghan Muslim population, celebrating their actions.

"ISIS, whose origins and sustenance can allegedly be traced back to Jewish influences, serves as a tool in the hands of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, which manipulates it to further its own interests across international borders. The rebellion front also maintains a longstanding relationship with Jewish leaders, and this bond appears to strengthen over time as they align themselves with Jewish interests."

"Engaging In Jihad And Combatting This Satanic Triangle While Neutralizing Their Deceitful Plots Is An Obligatory And Prescribed Duty"

"An interview was conducted with Ahmad Massoud, by a global journalist, where he sought assistance from Jews in his fight against the Islamic Emirate. As long as this notorious front continues in this direction, the ideological connection between this satanic triangle (ISIS, Jews, and the Rebellion Front) will likely play a more significant role in promoting cross-border destruction and invading the Islamic world, surpassing their current impact. They will propagate blasphemy on a global scale.

"Engaging in jihad and combatting this satanic triangle while neutralizing their deceitful plots is an obligatory and prescribed duty. The verses of the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, address the issue of Jews, Khawarij (rebellious groups), and rebels. Therefore, it becomes necessary and incumbent upon every Muslim to strive in this field to the best of their ability, aiming to establish a pure society free from the influence of Jews, Khawarij, and rebels."


[1] (Afghanistan), February 21, 2024. The original English of the article has been lightly edited for clarity and standardization.

[2] The Kharijites (literally, "those who come out"), were an early Islamic sect that advocated excommunicating Muslims for even minor sins and was proclaimed heretical by the mainstream Sunna. Today, the term is used to brand Muslim groups as extremist.

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